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You can't spend every minute outdoors, but that doesn't mean your relaxation time can't still be exciting. 1. Touching the Void Joe Simpson (1989) An incredible…

Guides

1. The vessel Not all canoes are created equal and these days there’s more variety than ever. Here’s a breakdown on performance attributes of different craft: W…

Guides

Step up your bike maintenance game with these 10 hacks to improve the quality of your next ride. No matter what sort of cyclist you are, at some stage, you will…

Guides

Simon Madden's guide to the best beginner and intermediate climbing crags in Australia. SIMON MADDEN Simon Madden is the publisher of Vertical Life, Australia’…

Guides

Prior to huge treks by foot, there's a few things you can do to clear the path of stumbling blocks. Te Araroa veteran Laura Waters discusses her methods, from s…

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Chris Ord takes an introductory course with one of the world's leading survival experts, West Australian Bob Cooper. WHAT KIND OF NAME is Bear* anyway? Sounds t…

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Huw Kingston muses on some of the things that go into organising an expedition, using his yearlong journey around the Mediterranean by kayak, foot, ocean rowboa…

LIKE ANYTHING, NATURAL BUSH skills and general savvy in the outdoors take time to develop. More so, it takes a natural want," says Monash University's outdoor…

WHAT'S THAT? FAIRLY NEW to trekking, you say? Well, before you and all that fancy new gear of yours heads off to tackle the Great Himalayan highways with nary a…

AUSTRALIANS ARE remarkably lucky. Our island home is a playground of oceanic delights and diverse bushland ripe for the exploring. And nowadays, more so than ev…

Over-planning can suck the life right out of a wild adventure, but going in unprepared can quite literally be lethal. Pat Kinsella talks to four seasoned explor…

THE LAST FEW steps have always been the hardest. Some stout pushing with legs to ascend the larger steps; a handhold here and there on cold, hard rock; a watchf…

Adventure

Pioneer adventurer John Dean was the first to paddle the Franklin River. FACING FREEZING WATER AND roaring rapids in rafts that were often less than capabale, a…

Adventure

The list of adventures to take on in this country is probably endless - but here's five we reckon you have to experience before kicking the proverbial bucket. 1…

Adventure

PEOPLE WHO ENJOY the outdoors as adults typically had their first taste of adventure activities as children, and appreciation of such pursuits is a great gift t…